Whitewater Rafting on the Chilko, Chilcotin, and Fraser Rivers
Whitewater Rafting in Canada with R.O.A.M.
- Challenge the longest continuous stretch of whitewater on the continent
- Hike at an ancient Indian fishing spot deep in a 1500-foot canyon
- Enjoy fun splashy rapids as we whirl past towering hoodoos and dramatic canyons
This classic BC river rafting trip features numerous rip-roaring hydraulic rapids amidst the spectacular landscape of the wilds of BC’s back country.
The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is unmatched in its awesome diversity and enormous stretches of Class IV whitewater. The trip begins with a spectacular scenic flight over the glaciated Coast Range into Chilko Lake Resort, on the edge of a glacial lake. Our Chilko River adventure winds through lush alpine forests, narrow canyons, high desert plateaus and skyscraping hoodoos, then ends 3,000 vertical feet lower and one week later on the Fraser River, the lifeblood of Canada's largest river system. The route runs through Lava, Big John and Farwell canyons and includes the continent's longest stretch of commercially navigable whitewater.
- Round trip air charter from Vancouver to Chilko Lake
- Professional guide service
- All meals from dinner Day 1 through lunch Day 7
- Vintage wines, liqueurs, imported and micro brew beer in camp
- Expedition equipment, including 2-person shared tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, personal flotation device, wetsuit, spray jacket and dry bags
- All park fees and necessary permits
- Accommodations in Vancouver
- Fishing gear and license
- Personal items and equipment
Day by Day Itinerary
We pride ourselves in running a relaxed and flexible schedule. Every trip is different depending upon the group, other trips in the area, and sometimes the weather. The following is a sample of what your trip might be like.
Day One - Sunday
We meet in Vancouver for our 11am for flights to Chilko Lake. Important Note for Those Arriving at Vancouver International Airport on Day One: It is essential to arrive no less than two hours before our 11:00 AM flight. You need to allow enough time for possible flight delays, time to clear customs, and time to transfer by taxi from the Vancouver International Airport terminal to a private air terminal. Please make sure your gear is packed in soft luggage as this will allow for easy storage and transfer into the aircraft. As soon as everyone’s gear is stowed, we will board our plane for the incredible flight over the mountains and glaciers. Once at the headwaters, we will meet our guides, go over last-minute details and issue expedition equipment.
Day Two - Monday
Day Three - Tuesday
Day Four - Wednesday
Day Five - Thursday
Day Six - Friday
Day Seven - Saturday
About The Operator:
Nelson, BC, Canada
After working the rivers and coastlines in Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia, we founded a wilderness rafting and kayaking operation called Rivers & Oceans Unlimited. For more than 15 years R&O facilitated first class expeditions throughout Western Canada and Alaska. In 1999, we changed to the R.O.A.M. umbrella, which better reflects the mountainous nature of our travel and began to carefully develop a variety of international locales.
Although we are still a small family-owned operation, ROAM has facilitated trips for O.A.R.S., Mountain Travel Sobek, GORP, American Express, World Wildlife Fund, Butterfield & Robinson and Virtuoso, to name a few. Our style of trips has revolutionized the adventure industry in a positive manner as we’ve continually raised the bar for levels of service and creativity.
From the inception of R&O to the foundation of R.O.A.M., we have been the industry leader in providing the best guides, gear, and highest level of service and comfort without compromising the integrity of the locales we visit. We encourage you to contact about our trips so you can make a date for an adventure of a lifetime.
We are committed to the preservation of North America’s wilderness habitat. Our excursions are designed to promote an understanding of the delicate ecosystems that make our province unique while preserving their fundamental integrity. We ask participants to share our concern for the environment by practicing low impact touring in this sensitive area. ROAM operates on a “no trace” policy meaning we travel in a self-contained manner, carrying in what we require and carrying out all garbage and human waste. We believe the survival of the natural environment and the wildlife it supports depends on establishing an economy beyond simple resource harvesting. Our goal is to immerse our clients in vast natural beauty that, in turn, supports eco-tourism as a viable, economic choice.